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ERIC Number: ED349264
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1992-Feb-26
Reference Count: 0
Development of the Graduate Secondary Teacher Education Program at Seattle Pacific University.
The process of developing and implementing the Graduate Secondary Teacher Education Program (STEP) at Seattle Pacific University (Washington) included five steps: initial conception, establishment of program parameters, development of a working proposal, completion of the review process, and completion of the adoption process. Graduate STEP is a 2-year graduate secondary teacher certification program designed to prepare bilingual teachers, with diverse ethnic and language backgrounds, for positions in Seattle Public Schools. The program grew, in part, from a desire on the part of Seattle Public Schools bilingual education instructional assistants to receive college credit for inservice training, credit that could be applied to teacher certification. Program participants have bachelor's degrees, some from U.S. colleges and some from the students' native countries. In addition to describing the 5-step process of development and implementation, this paper outlines the student recruitment campaign and the faculty recruitment and preparation campaign. Most students in the program are immigrants for whom English is a second language; their original languages include several Asian and African languages. Several recommendations derived from program planning and implementation experience are made. (IAH)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Seattle Pacific University WA; Seattle Public Schools WA
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education (San Antonio, TX, February 25-28, 1992).